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Enjoying a Get Going Together Health WalkOur Get Going Together project encourages older people with long-term health conditions to get more active, both physically and mentally, and therefore become less socially isolated.

Our physical activity sessions, working closely with Oldham Community Leisure, include Health Walks, gentle Scenic Strolls and our successful Stitch 'n' Stroll sessions.

We’ve not just been focusing on exercise though, we’ve got a great ‘Knit and Natter’ group at the Boathouse Café at Alexandra Park where you can get together and make new friends.  If you decide to have a stroll with our walking group afterwards, that’s even better!

We also encourage Community Groups, Lunch Clubs and Sheltered Housing Schemes to try out exercise as part of their meetings. We can offer taster sessions and programmes of activity over 6 to 12 weeks at your group so that you can have a go. 

All the below sessions are open to all - you are more than welcome to come and give any of them a try!

Gentle exercise

The class can be structured to the individual whilst in a group setting, including chair-based exercise.


  • Mondays, 12:15pm
  • Washbrook Court, Nelson Way, Chadderton, OL9 8NL
  • £2.00 per session
  • Funded by NIF through FCHO - free for residents

  • Tuesdays, 11:00am
  • Sweetbriar House, Glebe Street, Shaw, OL2 7SF
  • £2.00 per session

  • Thursdays, 11:00am
  • Violet Hill Court, Coben St, Waterhead, OL4 2SS
  • £2.00 per session

  • Fridays, 12:30pm
  • Hope Methodist Church, Oldham Road, Failsworth, M35 9AQ
  • £2.00 per session 
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing

  • Fridays, 2:00pm
  • Daisy Hill Court, Waterhead, OL4 2HS
  • £2.00 per session 
  • Funded by NIF through FCHO - free for residents

Health walks

Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.


  • Mondays, 11:00am
  • Chadderton Hall Park, Chadderton Hall Rd, Chadderton, OL9 0QB
  • 1.5 miles - meet at the Pavillion Cafe
  • Free

  • Wednesdays, 1:00pm
  • Alexandra Park, Kings Road, Oldham, OL8 2BN
  • 2.5 miles - meet at Kings Road Car Park 
  • Free

  • Thursdays, 1:00pm
  • Daisy Nook Country Park, Stannybrook Road, Failsworth, M35 9WJ
  • 3 miles - meet at the Visitors Centre
  • Free

  • Fridays, 1:00pm
  • Tandle Hill Country Park, Tandle Hill Road, Royton, OL2 5UX
  • 2 miles - meet at park entrance
  • Free

Gentle stroll

Walking at a gentler pace. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

  • Tuesdays, 2:00pm
  • Warburton Court, High Street, Uppermill, OL3 6FL
  • A gentle stroll around Uppermill Village and along the canal side - meet at side of Warburton Court.
  • Free

Social stroll

Walking at a gentler pace. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear.

  • Tuesdays, 10:30am
  • Dunwood Park, Smallbrook Road, Shaw, OL2 7UQ
  • A gentle stroll through the park - meet at Cafe Mandels
  • Free
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing

Knit and Natter / Walk and Talk

  • Thursdays, 10:30am - 12:30pm
  • Boathouse Cafe, Alexander Park, Oldham, OL8 2BN
  • Come and join us for a natter and enjoy knitting and  gentle walking - walks will leave the cafe at 10:30am
  • Free
  • Funded by Ambition for Ageing

Walking Netball

  • Mondays, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Oldham Leisure Centre, Oldham, OL9 6AF

Designed so that anyone can play regardless of age or fitness level, Walking Netball is a great activity for those who have dropped out of the sport they love due to  injury or believed they had hung up their netball trainers many years ago.

Playing walking netball offers fun, laughter and camaraderie as much as the health benefits -  giving those who feel isolated an outlet and anactivity for those who don’t deem themselves fit enough to run anymore.


Contact

Teresa Griffiths - Engagement & Wellbeing Coordinator
Phone: 0161 622 9267
Email: teresa.griffiths@ageukoldham.org.uk

Further information